Beth Marlis is a highly accomplished guitarist, Executive Director of The Musicians Foundation, and Vice President at Musicians Institute, among several other inspiring and impressive credentials! Seeing both work in the musical education field and playing music as just different phrasing of the same set of 2-5-1 changes, Beth has found that simply saying “yes” can take a person a long way. 1. What do you feel are the greatest challenges in a career that combines your own pursuits and interests as a musician with the business of music education? [...]
Let's learn a little more about excellent guitarist and podcast-meister, Bruce Forman. Bruce has been very busy with his globetrotting Red Guitar show and hosts a popular jazz guitar-oriented podcast series called Guitarwank. 1. To start off with, tell us about the Red Guitar... The Red Guitar is a one-man show I have been performing around the world. It combines playing, storytelling and humor. The show is an exploration of a life in the pursuit of sound and deals with the inner (and outer) struggles of the artist lifestyle. It [...]
Another first for our 7 Questions With series, this time we chat with Howard Paul; accomplished and extraordinarily busy musician, as well as President/CEO of Benedetto Guitars! How does he make it all work? "I don't sleep," he says. We believe it. 1. How do you balance your playing career and musical life with your business one? I'll tell you, I don't sleep. I typically maintain a performance schedule of around 200 gigs a year, and I try to combine business and playing together as much as possible. For instance, if I'm heading [...]
Amazingly talented guitarist Bobby Broom is releasing a record this month you can't miss, and has a really fascinating backstory full of great career anecdotes. Here's how he answered our 7 Questions: 1. What Henriksen Amp do you play and what settings do you use? I began using the Jazz Amp Heads in 2008. I reached out to Bud at that time. I’m not even sure how I first heard about Henriksen, but I was so pleased when I played through them because they were exactly what I needed. The [...]
Welcome to the inaugural Luthier Edition of 7 Questions! Today we spoke with Stephen Marchione of Marchione Guitars, who builds very fine instruments for several of our Henriksen Amplifiers players, and found out what he looks for in an amp - and a whole lot more. 1. How did you start building instruments? [laughter] Wow, that’s a big question! It started when I was a kid living in northern Italy, in a town called Bergamo. There were local luthiers that lived and worked there, which got me interested in when [...]
We spoke again with long time Henriksen enthusiast and supporter Sean McGowan to catch up on his current projects and learn a little more about him. 1. At your level of play, you have many amplifier choices. Why do you choose Henriksen? First and foremost is the sound, which I feel is the best out there. I just love the tone these amps produce, and this is coming from someone who has owned several vintage amps over the years. Henriksen Amps have a unique voice, yet they are neutral and really [...]
We recently caught up with brilliant guitarist Fareed Haque to get a little more insight into his character and background. 1. What Henriksen Amp do you play and what settings do you use? The Baby Bud! This little cutie travels with me in my suitcase, or as a carry on. Having your own tone, and even more importantly, your own FEEL and dynamic range night after night is a game changer. I use this with all my gigs, even on heavy hitting tours with Billy Cobham and Garaj Mahal. Everyone titters [...]
1. What Henriksen Amp do you play and what settings do you use? I use the "Bud" amp on stage primarly in my "slack key" guitar concerts. I'm usually DI'd into the PA but I run a line from the DI to my Bud so that I have an independent monitor that I can rely on if the house monitors sound bad, which they usually do! I also use the Bud by itself for small gigs with the guitar in one channel and a mic in the other. My settings [...]
1. What Henriksen Amp do you play and what settings do you use? I have a Henriksen BUD and a JazzAmp 110ER. For my solo performances and work around Los Angeles, I have almost exclusively been using my new BUD amp. Ill use the 110ER when I have to play larger rooms, gig with my Baritone guitar, or perform in my guitar ensemble, the New West Guitar Group. Both amps sound very similar, and its great to have both the portability and flexibility of the BUD amp! My settings on [...]
7 Questions w/Sean McGowan 1. What Henriksen Amp do you play and what settings do you use? I’m pretty much using the Bud for almost every gig now. It’s amazing. I have an early test model, and it sounds great for every type of gig: solo guitar, acoustic, archtop jazz, and more. I’ve flown with it many times (I check it in the gig bag so I can bring my guitar on board) and have even hauled it to the top of Colorado mountains on chairlifts in snow - no [...]
We are thrilled to host the Fareed Haque Jazz Organ Trio featuring Tony Monaco playing live on The Factory Stage here at Henriksen Amplifiers. Friday August 5. 6pm-8pm. Tickets are $25. Cash or Card at the door.
Friday, July 8th. 6pm. $10 at the door. Henriksen Amplifiers Shop Concert Sereis Presents: ADAM MILLER w/very special guests: Sean and Andrea McGowan performing a guitar and vocal set together on the Henriksen Factory Stage. Bring your own refreshments. Water, ice and refrigerator space available.